Local Parks grants help protect these symbols of vibrant communities, providing places for families to gather and play and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle in an era when people spend increasing amounts of their time inside. The WWRP is the largest source of local parks funding in Washington, helping communities fund the acquisition, development, and renovation of vital recreation areas and green spaces.
This Phase 1 of the sea creature-themed Jefferson Universal Movement Playground (JUMP!) at HJ Carroll Park included the construction of accessible play surfacing, an elevated play structure, a net climber, a merry-go-round, a spring rider, musical instruments, a disk swing, a swing set, an elevated play-mound with roller-slide, a driftwood themed fort, a serenity spot, 2 sea creature-themed art installations, signage, and three connected climbing rocks. Scope also included, a decorative gate, perimeter fencing, a water fountain, a bike fix-it station and ADA pathways connecting the playground to other amenities at HJ Carroll Park. The primary recreation opportunity provided by this project is universally accessible active play. The JUMP! project grand opening/ribbon cutting occurred on November 18th with a large public turnout. The final total Phase 1 project cost was approximately $1.26 mil.